A porcelain veneer consists of a very thin layer of porcelain that the doctor custom designs to fit over your visible teeth. We may place one or several in order to transform the appearance of your smile. Dr. Green will design your veneers to match the exact color and shape of your natural teeth so they blend seamlessly with your smile, then send the design to a dental lab where technicians will use it to hand-craft your new veneers.
The doctor will bond your veneers to the front surface of your teeth, and you will find it virtually impossible to tell where your natural teeth end and the veneers begin. The translucence of the porcelain the doctor uses to create your veneers mimics the reflective properties of the enamel on natural teeth and creates a very natural appearance.
As a restorative material, porcelain resists most stains, including those caused by wine, cola, and tobacco. Porcelain gives your smile strength and security, and with proper care, your veneers will last 20 years or longer. Many doctors who have traditionally turned to dental crowns to restore discolored or damaged teeth have found that porcelain veneers offer a fantastic alternative for restoring smiles.
Like crowns, they help hide chips and stains, however, they can also fill in gaps between teeth, and correct mild misalignment. Dr. Green can place veneers with minimal removal of the tooth’s structure and still provide you with teeth in the shape and color you desire.
In some cases, with our advanced CEREC® same day technology, we can create and place your veneers in a single appointment!
We may use porcelain veneers to address a number of common imperfections. We can use them to repair issues such as:
DURAthin® and Micro-Thin® veneers are pieces of very thin porcelain that adhere directly to the front of the teeth without the need to remove any tooth enamel. The designs of these veneers systems resemble contact lenses and are especially effective for increasing a narrow smile or making teeth appear larger. This revolutionary design means veneers without any drilling or shaving are possible for many patients. Best of all, if you ever decide to have your DURAthin or Micro-Thin veneers removed, your natural smile remains intact underneath it all!
Dr. Nikki Green of Fort Worth Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is a certified DURAthin and Micro-Thin Veneers clinician. To find out if you are a good candidate, give FWCFD a call today!
Dr. Nikki Green has the advanced cosmetic training necessary to ensure your porcelain veneers look beautiful and fit comfortably in your smile. She has completed hundreds of hours of post-graduate cosmetic dentistry courses to hone her talents and continues attending new courses each year to stay up to date on the latest technology and techniques involving porcelain veneers.
Dr. Green has completed the Frank Spear Mastery Continuum and has become a member of the esteemed Spear Faculty Club, where she works to improve other dentists’ techniques and keep them abreast of the latest in cosmetic dentistry practices.